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Can an unconditional offer be withdrawn by a university?

Jul 2019

My son's unconditional offer was withdrawn in a phone call. They say they've changed the entry requirements to make it more academically challenging, and he needs 40 more UCAS points. If he had known he'd have got these, but eight months ago he was offered unconditional place.

CAN AN UNCONDITIONAL OFFER BE REVOKED
Answer

As far as we know, a university's unconditional offer is contractually binding. The only circumstance in which they should be able to change this decision is if the course is cancelled. There may be other circumstances or other stipulations in the offer that may prevent the offer being binding but none that we're aware of. We strongly recommend chasing this one up. You must contact the university and also your son's school to find out all the details. Contact UCAS as well. And if you think it's necessary, consider legal action.

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